Archive for July 27th, 2011

July 27, 2011

Tim Gunn: Hillary Clinton Dresses Like “She’s Confused About Her Gender”

by Accidental Bear

You tell it how it is Tim! And hey, what are you hiding under those turtle necks you are always wearing? It just got me thinking. AB

Apparently, it never gets old to mock Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “cankles” and pantsuits, at least if you’re Tim Gunn and George Lopez, who took the sexist trash-talking to the next level on Lopez’s show last night.

Gunn referred bitingly to her “Jersey Shorestyle,” and Lopez compared her prints to No Bugs M’Lady. It got worse.


July 27, 2011

Man Robs Cupcake Store With Syringeful of HIV-Positive Blood

by Accidental Bear

Ok, here’s one for you to chew on. Crazy is as crazy does. Awe, poor cupcakes, they must have been terrified.

via Gawker

It’s hard to really put one’s finger on the precise moment a trend dies. Is it when you get your first photo of your mom planking on the washing machine? Or when adult soapbox derbies are profiled in a piece about the Portlandification of Brooklyn? Or, perhaps, when someone robs a cupcake store in Denver by waving around a syringe filled with HIV-positive blood? Yes, I do believe that last one would do it.

The incident in question happened last Thursday morning at Gigi’s Cupcakes in Denver. A man entered the store, grabbed a worker by the arm and quickly “forced her into a corner,” said her co-worker.

“He showed her the syringe. It was uncapped and (he said) it was full of his own AIDS blood. He said he was going to inject her if she didn’t open the register.”

The man eventually made off with $300. No one was hurt — except for the cupcake, which is now well and truly dead as a doornail. (P.S. Avoid the red velvets. They have a funny aftertaste.) [KDVRimage via Gigi’s Cupcakes]

July 27, 2011

Daddy Can I have Some Shoes? F-Troupe for Harris Tweed Chukka Boots

by Accidental Bear

Hmmm, I’m thinking fall.

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AHTE. No, we’re not misspelling hate, that stands for ‘all Harris Tweed everything’ – a cause we can all get behind in this day and age. It’s certainly a cause F-Troupe believe, as they’ve released a tweed heavy range for this autumn, which includes these lovely Chukka boots. (Selectism)

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July 27, 2011

Josh Ritter: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

by Accidental Bear

One of my non-guilty pleasures is NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concerts. Musicians chosen wisely. I’m not sure but I think NPR may have me in mind and smoke grass (a lot). If this is your first time or you missed this one, I present to you, Josh Ritter.” Josh Ritter carries himself with the bearing of a folk-singing mayor: gregarious, charming, down-to-earth and impeccably dressed. But there’s not an ounce of insincerity about him, or else he’d have found a way to sing the apocalyptic ballad “The Temptation of Adam” without letting all those wry smiles slip through. Watch Ritter perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices (NPR).”



July 27, 2011

Grab You by the Balls News: Antigay Preacher Plans to Sue Maddow, Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, Scandinavia’s Dark Side…

by Accidental Bear

BRADLEE DEAN RACHEL MADDOW X390 (SOURCED) | ADVOCATE.COMAntigay Preacher Plans to Sue Maddow A controversial antigay preacher from Minnesota has plans to sue MSNBC and Rachel Maddow for $50 million for being allegedly shown in a false light. Bradlee Dean, who runs the You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International ministry, spoke in 2010 on a radio show about Muslims and their views on homosexuality. He also encouraged Christians to take a more proactive approach against gay rights and LGBT activism. The Examiner reports that The Minnesota Independent initially reported Dean’s message in 2010, but the ministry claims that his quote was edited and presented inaccurately. Despite a statement put out by the You Can Run But You Cannot Hide ministry disputing the Independent‘s reporting, several other news organizations, including ABC News and The Rachel Maddow Show also ran with a shortened version of the quote.    

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms at University of Texas at Austin Linda Millstone, the associate vice president for the office ofUNISEX GENDER X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM institutional equity and workforce diversity, said “If I am a woman in a wheelchair and my attendant is a male, where am I supposed to go?” in an interview with the campus newspaper,  The Daily TexanPat Clubb, vice president for university operations, agreed that gender-neutral restrooms are a priority and will be available in all existing campus buildings. 

Lesbian Couple Save 40 From Norwegian Shooter A lesbian couple dodged bullets to save as many as 40 people who became the target of the shooter in Norway, who is being detained for killing at least than 76 people on Friday. Hege Dalen and her partner, Toril Hansen, were having dinner at a campsite opposite Utöyan Island when they heard screaming and gunshots coming from the island. The couple hopped in their boat and drove across the water, picking up groups of fleeing young people, according to Finnish news site

Amulet 1A Novel So Graphic You Can’t Look Away … For Kids As a book snob, I’ve fought and lost a lot of rear-guard actions lately. It was one thing when academics and hipsters (a horn-rimmed multitude) started wrinkling their brows over comic book artists like Daniel Clowes and Art Spiegelman. I was down with that, however reluctantly. Only a bitter-ender could deny that some comic book writers have had a big enough cultural impact — and have come up with resonant enough stuff — to merit a real scholarly look-see. But in a tiny inner voice, I always told myself real books were not just better, but much more up my particular alley. I’d put away childish things. So how do I explain my guilty pleasure, the graphic novel series Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi?

Crime Writers Expose Scandinavia’s Dark Side Norwegian Prime Minister JensAnders Behring Breivik (shown in an undated video) is accused of killing at least 76 people in Norway. Scandinavian crime writers have focused on many of the social issues at play in Breivik's case. Stoltenberg expressed confidence Wednesday that his country’s open, democratic society will not be intimidated by a right-wing extremist’s brutal twin attacks that killed at least 76 people. But questions are being raised about authorities’ failure to recognize the potential threat from the ultra-right — a threat that has been clearly described by some of the country’s leading crime writers. Five days after the bombing at the government district and the killing spree at a youth camp, a mood of collective sorrow still grips Norway.


July 27, 2011

Nirvana “Nevermind” Gets the 20th Anniversary Treatment

by Accidental Bear

Put your gay hands in the mutha fukin’ air. Rock and roll baby.

Nirvana's "Nevermind" Gets the 20th Anniversary Treatment

I’m actually a fan of many of the remaster releases for LP release anniversaries. I’m actually anxiously awaking the “Achtung Baby” remaster which has to drop this year to be in line with the album’s 20th. Same year U2 dropped what I consider to be their most essential record, Nirvana clearly came onto the broader scene with their signing onto Geffen and the release of “Nevermind Nirvana Nevermind Gets the 20th Anniversary Treatment.”

July 27, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: What a Terrorist Really Looks like, Scary

by Accidental Bear


July 27, 2011

We Peeled Back Chloe’s Mask and Found Comedian Drew Droege | Rib-tickling Interview

by Accidental Bear

Like peeling a banana peel to get the the sweet- sticky inside, I set out on a mission. I wanted to rock climb down into the depth’s of Chloe’s soul. Some of us are in denial that Chloe is not a real person but a well crafted character. In order to scale that dark, elegant cob-webby soul I had to track down the hilarious comedian Drew Droege who plays Chloe “I like toast” Sevigny. Move over Amy Sedaris, Drew is here. Researching Drew’s background I found myself crippled with laughter. His conversational skills hit a magic yellow note  which causes some to pee themselves.

” Drew Droege is a delightful comedy sprite who brings us a heaping spoonful of Glitter in the Garbage each week. He teaches improv at The Groundlings, rocks out in the band The Discount Cruise to Hell, and plays one of the world’s most beloved fantastical creatures in Planet Unicorn. If you google Chloe Sevigny, one of the first results is one of Drew’s videos gently teasing the fashion-designer-actress-model-weirdo. Listen to Glitter in the Garbage each Thursday on Earwolf!” Drew on FACEBOOK 

Drew , lets talk and keep things real: 

Accidental Bear: To get things going, I want to spring out of the gate and first ask about your band The Discount Cruise to Hell? I am laughing on the inside and out. Or should I be crying?  

Drew Droege: Hahah – first of all, I LOVE that this is your first question for me.  The Discount Cruise to Hell is a glitter-glam-gore-cabaret that’s designed to be your cruise ship entertainment after you’ve died and been condemned to Hell.  Fun, right?  I’ve honestly never regretted a single show, because it’s so free and balls-out.  When we miss a note, we scream “Fuck you!  You’re in Hell!”  Awesome.  Sometimes I play a dead 8-year-old chorus boy from the 20s named Lil Jackie Stardust (ie. “Day of the Locust”), and sometimes I play the King of the Lotus Eaters (from “The Odyssey”).  Yeah, it’s super pretentious and stupid at the same time.  My favorite.

A B:  I have to talk about the pink elephant in the room, Chloe. After our interview with Chloe, more often than not, people talk to me in metaphors and emulate her every move. Chloe, who, what, where and why?

Drew:  Chloe came to me as a happy accident – I tried on a wig for something else and realized that I looked like her.  This was many years ago, and she was SUPER indie at the time. So, many (most) audiences didn’t get it at all.  But I love the real person and her style is so remarkably insane, so I LOVE playing her.  I don’t think it would be a hit if I hated the real Chloe.  And then I created this crazy voice and metaphorical jargon for her, to make her more of an original character.  

July 27, 2011

I art You: Pencil Shaving Portraits

by Accidental Bear

I like this idea better than using smelly old milk cartons for environmentally friendly art. These wonderful portraits must have that wood scent, that frankly, I just can’t get enough of in my concrete city living world.  Artist Kyle Bean has created these portraits for Wallpaper magazine. (Fubiz)

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July 27, 2011

RAD: Paul Smith for Leica Camera Cases

by Accidental Bear

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Paul Smith has teamed with the camera company to produce these camera cases for their Leica D-Lux 5 (and the Panasonic equivalent). In what is expected from Paul Smith, classic and well designed. It’s limited to two colours, with only 150 of each colour available worldwide. Available only at the Leica store in Mayfair and Paul Smith stores in the UK. It’s like searching for the Willy Wonka golden ticket.

July 27, 2011

Handpicked Queer Headlines: ‘Intolerance’ Among Gays, End Gay Blood Ban, LGBT Education Law…

by Accidental Bear

Truth Wins Out on FRC’s Claim of ‘Intolerance’ Among Gays  Earlier this week, Family Research Council president TonyDADT TONY PERKINS X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM Perkins slammed Truth Wins Out, the group that recently went undercover at Marcus Bachmann’s Minnesota clinic to investigate reparative therapy rumors (rumors it confirmed). In an op-ed, Perkins called the subsequent media coverage a “drummed-up controversy” and wrote of Truth Wins Out, “These self-styled apostles of ‘tolerance’ should try practicing a little themselves.”                                                                                                                                                                    

BLOOD SEX AND THE FDA X390 (MARIO WAGNER) | ADVOCATE.COMWill Latest Attempt to End Gay Blood Ban Work? The U.S. department of Health and Human Services is once again looking at changing its policy that bans men who have sex with men from donating blood. The HHS described the current policy as “suboptimal” and asked a group of experts, known as the Blood, Organ, and Tissue Safety Working Group, to look into ways of changing it. As it stands, any man who had sex with another man since 1977 cannot donate blood. A new policy could allow certain gay or bisexual men, possibly those who have abstained from homosexual sex for a certain time, to donate.                                                                                                                                                                                  Group Targets California’s LGBT Education Law The Fair Education Act (SB 48), authored by State Sen. Mark Leno and signed into lawMARK LENO X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, requires social science curriculum to include the historical contributions of LGBT people, and has been criticized by the group Stop SB 48 “as selective treatment of history by requiring that only events that reflect positively on people in the LGBT community may be discussed.”

Jon Stewart Exposes Don Lemon’s Aversion to CNN’s Silly Antics: VIDEO

Lemon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rick Santorum Pledges To ‘Go To New York’ And Repeal State’s Same-Sex Marriage Law At a campaign stop in Ankeny, Iowa, Rick Santorum reiterated his criticism of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for saying he was “fine” with New York enacting a same-sex marriage law and pledged to personally fight for its repeal. “I am not, as some in this race have said, OK with New York doing what they’re doing. What New York did was wrong. I will oppose it and I will go to New York, if necessary, to help overturn it,” he said. He also predicted that marriage equality would undermine “every traditional value in this country” and said that the nation has fought wars to protect that idea. AUDIO


ANTI-GAY CHRISTIAN GROUPS CAN NO LONGER PROFIT OFF APPLE  After a petition gathered more than 22,000 signatures, Apple has removed their iTunes store from the Christian Values Network (CVN). When customers make purchases through CVN, a donation is made to the religious charity of the customer’s choice, and anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council use the service to raise money. Companies like Microsoft, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Delta Airlines, and BBC America have all recently removed their stores from the network.

July 27, 2011

Warm-up Videos: Flash Mob Hula, OK Go + Pilobolus – All Is Not Lost, A Dance For A Lady & Floating Money…

by Accidental Bear